Netflix is partnering with DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, to bring the hit series Borgen back to our screens. (Hurray!)
The partnership, announced today, will bring the first three seasons of the critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite Borgen to Netflix globally later this year. New episodes are expected to arrive on the mega-streaming service in 2022.
The political drama series, which stars Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Accident, Westworld, 1864) and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Greyzone, Vinyl, Game of Thrones), ran for three seasons between 2010 and 2013. It has been sold to more than 80 countries globally, and has won several coveted prizes, including the 2012 BAFTA Award for Best International series, the 2014 Peabody Award, the 2010 Prix Italia Award for Best TV Drama, the 2011 Fipa d’Or Grand Prize for Best Drama Series, and the 2013 Golden Nymph Award for Best European Drama Series.
Said Christian Rank, Drama Director DR:
“Borgen is a unique Danish story about the political and personal drama that unfolds among the people in charge of leading our country. We are very excited that we in partnership with Netflix are able to bring Borgen and its characters back to life. We look forward to revisiting the universe and the characters to tell a current and highly topical story about a hot political topic with international implications.’”
Added Lina Brouneus, Director of Co-Production & Acquisition at Netflix:
“Ten years ago Borgen helped redefine the global television landscape, showing that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. We are immensely proud to partner with DR and the whole creative team to bring this worldwide phenomenon back and to give Borgen‘s legion of fans the chance to be gripped once again.’”
The new Borgen will again follow Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), her staff, and the media tasked with covering her, this time in her role as Foreign Minister. The new episodes will also follow Katrine Fønsmark’s (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) journey — after being Birgitte’s head of press for a while, she is back in journalism, where she has landed a job as news director for a large, nationwide television station.
Written by series creator Adam Price (Ragnarok, Ride Upon the Storm), Borgen will be produced by Danish prodco SAM Productions. The executive producer is Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Below the Surface, Pros and Cons) and the producer is Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Ragnarok, Something’s Rockin’).
The new Borgen will premiere on DR before becoming available on Netflix.
Stay tuned for updates.
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